P760’s power, forgiveness and feel technologies explained... by the man who designed them.
What have you seen from initial player testing with the new P760?
The long and mid irons have shown improved forgiveness and distance, while not compromising on a clean, compact look. On the short irons, the players saw very consistent performance compared to P750 in terms of distance and workability but improved turf interaction.
How significant is the new leading edge and sole design?
The new leading edge will show similar performance to P750/ P770 in firm conditions, but will have a better exit through the turf in normal-to-softer conditions and for any players who are steeper in their angle of attack. We also know that better players prefer a straighter leading edge on their irons, which the new leading edge treatment provides without having to create a sole radius that is too flat.
How do you manage the transition from the clubs with SpeedFoam to those without?
The critical junction is the 7 to 8-iron, where we had to mimic the sound and feel of a onepiece forging in the #8 with a hollow construction using SpeedFoam in the #7. We achieved this by adjusting the face thickness and interior sole dimensions to where the 7-iron provided a very similar CG location, only a slight COR increase and very closely matched head acoustics to the 8-iron. The final performance tuning came by adjusting lofts to achieve optimal distance gapping throughout the set.